Imperial Theatre, (10/22/1987 - 2/07/1988)
Minskoff Theatre, (2/09/1988 - 6/04/1988)

First Preview: Oct 07, 1987
Opening Date: Oct 22, 1987
Closing Date: Jun 04, 1988
Total Previews: 18
Total Performances: 261

Category: Musical, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Berlin, Germany. 1929-30. Before the start of the Third Reich.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)

Produced by Barry & Fran Weissler; Produced in association with Phil Witt; Associate Producer: Alecia Parker

Book by Joe Masteroff; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Based on the play by John Van Druten; Based on stories by Christopher Isherwood; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Additional orchestrations by Michael Gibson; Original Dance Arrangements: David Baker; Dance arrangements by Ronald Melrose; Musical Director: Donald Chan

Directed by Harold Prince; Dance and Cabaret Numbers Staged by Ron Field; Assistant to Ron Field: Bonnie Walker; Assistant Director: Ruth Mitchell

Scenic Design by David Chapman; Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt; Lighting Design by Marc B. Weiss; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Based on Original Set Design by Boris Aronson; Hair Design by Phyllis Della Illien; Associate Scenic Design: Mark Haack

General Manager: Kevmar Productions, Inc.; Company Manager: Robert H. Wallner; Associate Co. Mgr: Robert Nolan

Technical Supervisor: Theatrical Services, Inc.; Production Stage Manager: Scott Faris; Stage Manager: Robert Kellogg

Musical Supervisor: Don Pippin; Musical Coordinator: John Monaco; Associate Conductor: Fred Barton; Keyboards: Fred Barton; Trumpets: Jim Sedlar and Dave Rogers; Trombones: Porter Poindexter and Jim Miller; French Horn: Richard Price; Woodwinds: Al Bloch, Samson Giat, Ken Adams, Ken Berger and Robert Keller; Drums: John Gates; Bass: Ray Kilday; Concert Master: Elliot Rosoff; Violins: Kathy Livolsi, Elene Dumitrescu, Al Cavaliere and Max Tarr; Violas: Susan Follari and Richard Spencer; Celli: Ellen Hassmen and Marisol Estada; Banjo: Vin Bell; Tenor Saxophone in Girl Orchestra: Sheila Cooper; Drums in Girl Orchestra: Barbara Merjan; Trombone in Girl Orchestra: Panchali Null; Piano in Girl Orchestra: Eve Potfora; Music Copyist: Chelsea Music and Mathilde Pincus

General Press Representative: The Fred Nathan Company, Inc.; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Dance Captain: Bonnie Walker; Photographer: Bob Marshak

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Opening Night Cast

Joel GreyThe Emcee
Alyson ReedSally Bowles
Gregg EdelmanClifford Bradshaw
Werner KlempererHerr Schultz
Nora Mae LyngFraulein Kost
Regina ResnikFraulein Schneider
David StallerErnst Ludwig
Stan ChandlerFirst Waiter
Sheila CooperGirl Orchestra
Laurie CrochetKit Kat Girl
Bill DerifieldEnsemble
Mark DoveyKissing Couple (man)
German Sailor
Noreen EvansKit Kat Girl
Karen FractionEnsemble
Laurie FranksEnsemble
Ruth GottschallTelephone Girl
One of "Two Ladies"
Caitlin LarsenKit Kat Girl
Sharon LawrenceOne of "Two Ladies"
Kissing Couple (woman)
Kit Kat Girl
Barbara MerjanGirl Orchestra
Mary MungerEnsemble
Panchali NullGirl Orchestra
Eve PotforaGirl Orchestra
Steve PotforaEnsemble
Lars RosagerVictor
Kit Kat Boy
Mary RotellaKit Kat Girl
Gregory SchanuelGerman Sailor
Michelan SistiBobby
Kit Kat Boy
Jon VandertholenMax
David VosburghCustoms Officer
Maitre D'
Jim WolfeGerman Sailor

Swings: Candy Cook and Aurelio Padron

Understudies: Laurie Franks (Fraulein Schneider), Caitlin Larsen (Fraulein Kost), Mary Munger (Sally Bowles), Michelan Sisti (The Emcee), Jon Vandertholen (Clifford Bradshaw, Ernst Ludwig) and David Vosburgh (Herr Schultz)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1988 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Werner Klemperer

 1988 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Alyson Reed

 1988 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Regina Resnik

 1988 Best Revival [nominee] 

Produced by Barry & Fran Weissler

Drama Desk Award

 1988 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Joel Grey

 1988 Outstanding Revival [nominee] 

Produced by Barry & Fran Weissler; Produced in association with Phil Witt


music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb

ACT 1 Sung By
WillkommenThe Emcee and Company
So What?Fraulein Schneider
Don't Tell MamaGirls and Sally Bowles
Telephone SongThe Company
Perfectly MarvelousSally Bowles and Clifford Bradshaw
Two LadiesThe Emcee and Two Ladies
It Couldn't Please Me MoreFraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz
Tomorrow Belongs to MeThe Emcee, First Waiter and Waiters
Don't GoClifford Bradshaw
The Money SongThe Emcee, Girls and Fat Bankers
MarriedFraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz
Tomorrow Belongs to Me (Reprise) Fraulein Kost, Ernst Ludwig and Guests
ACT 2 Sung By
Entr'acteGirl Orchestra
If You Could See HerKit Kat Girls
Married (Reprise) Herr Schultz
If You Could See Her (Reprise) The Emcee and Bobby (Kit Kat Boy)
What Would You Do?Fraulein Schneider
I Don't Care MuchThe Emcee
CabaretSally Bowles
FinaleClifford Bradshaw, Sally Bowles, Fraulein Schneider, Herr Schultz, The Emcee and Company

Replacement/Transfer Info

The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

Imperial Theatre

(10/22/1987 - 2/7/1988)


Peg Murray
During Regina Resnik's vacation
Fraulein Schneider

Minskoff Theatre

(2/9/1988 - 6/4/1988)

Production Stage Manager: Beverley Randolph.

Guitar: Vinnie Bell.


John Clonts
Mary Munger
Sally Bowles (Apr 1988 - Jun 1988)
Jan Mussetter
Kit Kat Girl

Swing: Linda Goodrich.

Understudy: Sharon Lawrence (Fraulein Kost).

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